'30-minute delays' on A19 following five-vehicle crash near Sunderland
Heavy traffic is queuing on the A19 northbound following a crash which has blocked one lane.
A five-vehicle collision on the A19 northbound near the A183 Chester Road has blocked part of the carriageway this morning.
Traffic is now queuing from near the A183 back to the Seaham and Murton area.
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A spokesman for Highways England said: "A19 Northbound just prior to the junction with the A183.
"Lane 2 is currently closed due to a collision. Reports of 30 minute delays on approach to the area.
"Police and Incident Support are on scene and dealing"
Motorists are being urged to use alternative routes this morning.